The research group started its activity on the creep characterization of metallic materials on 1988. The materials investigated included light alloys (aluminum, magnesium and titanium), ferrous metals (stainless steels and high-Cr steels) and metal matrix composites. A major effort was focused on correlating the mechanical response of the investigated materials with their microstructural evolution.

  1. S.Spigarelli, R. Sandstrom, Basic creep modelling of aluminum, Materials Science and Engineering, A 711 (2018) 343-349. ISSN: 09215093    DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2017.11.053
  2. S.Spigarelli, C.Paoletti: A unified physical model for creep and hot working of Al-Mg solid solution alloys, Metals, Volume 8, Issue 1 (2018) Article number 9 ISSN: 20754701 DOI: 10.3390/met8010009
  3. S.Spigarelli, Microstructure-based assessment of creep rupture strength in 9Cr steels, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping 101 (2013) 64-71.
  4. S.Spigarelli, M. El Mehtedi, High-temperature deformation and creep in Mg wrought alloys, Scripta Materialia 63 (2010) 704–709
  5. S.Spigarelli, M. El Mehtedi, Creep as an extension of hot working: a unified approach to high temperature deformation of AZ31 alloy, Materials Science and Engineering A527 (2010) 5708–5714
  6. S. Spigarelli, M. El Mehtedi, Microstructure-related equations for the constitutive analysis of creep in magnesium alloys, Scripta Materialia 61 (2009) 729–732  .
  7. S.Spigarelli:   Constitutive equations in creep of Mg–Al alloys, Mater. Sci. Eng., A 492 (2008) 153–160.
  8. E. Evangelista, S. Spigarelli, M. Cabibbo, C. Scalabroni, O. Lohne and P. Ulseth. “Analysis of the effect of Si content on the creep response of an Mg–5Al–Mn alloy”, Mater.Sci.Eng. A410-411 (2005) p. 62-66.
  9. S.Spigarelli, E.Evangelista, S.Cucchieri: “Analysis of the creep response of an Al-17Si-4Cu-0.55Mg alloy”, Material Sci. and Eng. A387-389C (2004) 702.
  10. S.Spigarelli, M.Cabibbo, E.Evangelista, T.G.Langdon, “Creep properties of an Al-2024 composite reiforced with SiC particulates”, Material Sci. and Eng., A328 (2002) 39.
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